The Muriel Philpot Watson Library has the challenge of meeting the needs of students from widely varied backgrounds. The mission of the library collection is to provide students with access to a variety of media and enrichment material that is consistent with curricular needs.
Head Librarian Tina Taggart supports the mission of the school by not only teaching the use of the library, but also by providing an atmosphere consisting of respect, learning, and growth. Using the library is presented as a lifelong skill. The library offers personalized service to meet the needs of the students.
Through the Maine State Library Database, the library can offer onsite and remote access to encyclopedias, magazine and newspaper full-text articles, author biographies, literary criticism, and more. For additional useful reference tools by subject area, search our own Watson Library Database.
The school archives collection is also housed in the library and may be accessed with an appointment. (Contact Mrs. Taggart to set up a time.) The library also displays the artwork of students, alumni, and friends of the Academy.
Books not accepted for Graduation Reading (Updated 1/4/2021)